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Welcome to DevRes at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden 14 - 16 June 2021!

The theme for this years conference is Advancing Sustainable Transformation.


Meeting the grand challenges of our time requires societal transformation. Our research is increasingly influenced by the 2030 Agenda with its seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), not least when aiming to improve conditions in low-resource settings.

Research for development covers a broad range of topics and approaches, which generate knowledge that benefits sustainable development. So far, more than 200 researchers, policy makers, practitioners, funders and other stakeholders have confirmed that they will participate at DevRes 2021, 14-16 June.

At this conference, we aim to provide a creative forum for all participating and connecting to contribute on how research for development can advance the transformation for sustainability with focus on low-resource settings. Due to the ongoing global pandemic a special call for abstracts is now directed to issues related to Covid-19, within the SDG framework. The Call will be open October 15th - November 27th, 2020.

A decision on whether the conference will be totally digital or if it will have a hybrid function with participants on site as well, will be taken during December.


Organisers: Umeå University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Swedish Research Council, Sida and Formas.